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January 30, 2012

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LouP

And I'll contend that the pervasive, verifiable bias and liberal activism in the media has a whole lot to do with modern partianship.

Sue

Speaking of polarizing pictures, I went to the website of Agent Provocateur to check out the prices. And if the prices don't cause you to wonder, the the whips and paddles should do it. Obama must have really stepped in something.

MoodyBlu

LouP,

Absolutely. We know it's there, we complain about it, and we try to bypass it but the liberal/leftist media is incredibly powerful.

Rick Ballard

In December 2008, Rasmussen Partisan Trends showed 41.6% of the electorate self identifying as Democrats. In December 2011 the percentage was 32.7%. If someone who actually knew how to count were examining the data they would acknowledge the possibility that 20% of the Democrat Party has exited the building during the tenure of our illustrious President and might have done so as a sign of less than enthusiastic support for the Kendonesian commie.

IOW - the President is playing to a much more selective audience than the polling cited indicates.

Ranger

Well, let's also not forget that Obama declared increasing the national debt by $4 trillion in 8 years an act of treason when W was president and promised net spending cuts when he ran for office. And since taking office, Obama has exploded the federal budge by roughly 25% and piled up another $4 trillion in debt in less than 3 years.

I'll also point out that after running as a fiscal conservative, Obama pivoted before he even took office and declated that the US would probably be running a $1 trillion a year deficit for the next decade.

Sue

(but has expanded Bagram)

Not that anyone would ever know if they didn't read here, Tom.

Sue

Dare we suggest that Obama is reaping what he sowed?

Yes.

Sue

My italics didn't work. "Dare we..." is Tom's.

Sue

They've sold out of love-force paddles. Dang.

MarkO

It's the change he hoped for.

Jane

Sue, did you notice than paddle even has a pix of Flotus on it? So they are into S&M. Hmmm

centralcal

Dang, Sue. Maybe Mooch was shopping for Barry, instead of herself?

Sue

So they are into S&M.

Well they are now, because I'm running with it, whether it is true or not.

Sue

I'm kind of freaked that people spend $120 for a pair of drawers. ::grin::

Sue

Oh, wait, I'm even more freaked. I found a pair for $220. I really am a yokel, aren't I? ::grin::

Sue

C-cal,

He would look better in these undies than she would.

narciso

'goggles they do nothin' it is curious though
that the decisions out of Bagram. clawback the debris that Boumedienne left,

Rick Ballard

According to Gallup, the President entered the office with an approval standing of 62% among Independents, he now crouches at 41%. Bush entered with 53% and at this point in 2004 was at 60%. It dropped to 48% by the election.

President Toast has dug himself a hole too deep to climb out of - and he hasn't stopped digging.

Janet

Look at this old video of Brian Williams with W. The MFMers make me sick.
That's the deal for me...The sickening adoration of Obama stands out all the more because of the hatred & ugliness shown to W.
Republicans are interviewed like they are the enemy while Dems are gushed over.
They might as well have a scroll message that says, "we hate this man" or "we love this man".

Danube of Thought

Go back and look at his approval numbers immediately after Inauguration Day. The country greeted him with an enormous store of goodwill. It is he, not America, that has caused it to dissipate.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

All over the Internet this morning.
Al Gore's prediction....did not come true.
LUN

Dave (in MA)

The Heraldo shut down over the weekend for the big move to Southie, but they managed to put out a good piece on Ol' Liz this morning.

Threadkiller

Media Blackout in Obama Georgia Ballot Eligibility Case

"Last week, I noted that Obama turned his back not just on Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer, but also on the laws of the State of Georgia. I closed my column, "Georgia Ballot Challenge: Obama Walks on By," with the observation: "And most of the media has followed along right behind him."

At the time, I had just witnessed an historic hearing that actually discussed the eligibility of the sitting president of the United States to run for a second term. The president had been subpoenaed to appear, and instead of his attorney respectfully following protocol to have that subpoena recalled, both Obama and his attorney,Michael Jablonski, simply failed to show up at all or offer any defense whatsoever.

Isn't there a headline in there somewhere?"

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/m-media_blackout_in_obama_georgia_ballot_eligibility_case.html

Ranger

Via Instapundit today:

Insurance past should sink Lizzy

One of the Harvard professor’s many well-com-pensated part-time gigs included consulting for Travelers Insurance. I know that it is hard to believe that on one hand, Democrats would be bashing an industry, and on the other hand they are making money from it. To be a Democrat is to be a hypocrite.

What did Lizzy do to earn $44,000 in compensation from the insurance company? She made it harder for claimants to collect. Warren helped establish the bankruptcy strategy for companies to avoid crushing lawsuits. In short, go bankrupt to avoid paying victims.

What is shocking to me is not that she did this, but that she did it for comparatively little money. She probably helped to save Travelers at least $500 million, if not double that, and she only wanted a .01% fee?

Threadkiller

"I walked up to one particular reporter from one of the prominent mainstream entities, noting that he seemed frustrated that he didn't get a clear answer from Taitz to one of his questions, and I informed him that I did know the exact answer, if he'd like to hear more about it. He said no, he didn't. I asked then, wasn't he a reporter, and why did he ask the question if he didn't want the answer? And as I was speaking, he turned and walked away from me.

The same thing happened with another reporter from another major network. He had asked Taitz why no one cared that there were past presidents who had fathers not born in the country. I explained to him that it was not the place of birth of the presidents' fathers that was the issue, but rather the status of their citizenship at the time of their sons' births. The reporter scoffed and told me that that was just my opinion, but when I attempted to inform him that it was also the opinion of the Supreme Court, he turned and walked away from me while I was in mid-sentence.

Does this behavior seem familiar?

Even though I saw reporters from every major network on the scene, the actual reporting of the event was scant -- primarily only in blogs or local news. Google "Georgia Ballot Challenge" and note the non-mainstream coverage of the event."

Danube of Thought

What Jablonski has done, and is doing, is inexplicable.

Janet

Who is gonna do anything about it TK? Lawless. If I was a Dem, I'd just steal the election outright. No need to even be sneaky anymore. Nobody does anything about all the lawlessness anyway.

MarkO

What Jablonski has done, and is doing, is inexplicable.

Jurisdiction? Seems odd to me.

Threadkiller

Certainly not Mark Latrine, Hannity, or Hugh-sless Blewitt, Janet. They have now crawled so far up Rubio's ass, there is no turning back.

Remember, Rubio and his website have conflicting opinions on whether or not he is Natural Born. When asked if he thought he was qualified, he replied that he knows he is qualified to be a Senator.

Rubio is a smart guy. He knows the answer. His denying any interest in the VP slot is based on the eligibility problem he knows he has, Imo.

Benjamin Franklin

"Does this behavior seem familiar?"

It should. Taitz is a troll, and we know what happens to trolls when they ask a question.

lol

Ranger

Going off topic a bit, but if this is as legit as it looks, Gingrich is done:

Gingrich in 2009: We need a must-carry law on health insurance

It's hard to be the "not-Romney" when you're not the "not-Romney" on this issue.

narciso

Yes it was not his finest moment,


http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/01/no-newt-did-not-endorse-the-obamacare-mandate/

I could understand voting for Santorum, since he slew the Wofford, but Romney doesn't seem worth the effort.

Jane

I'm not sure that Lizzy Warren news is as devastating as you think Dave and Ranger. IMX news only counts when it shows republican hypocrisy, when it is a democrat - well, no worries. She will pay them back in due time.

Benjamin Franklin

TK:

Talk about polarized pictures, TK, You and Orly should read this.

The only way to beat Obama. The pic is HIGHlarious !!!

Jane

I'm not sure I understand Professor Jacobsen's hairsplitting. A mandate is a mandate is a mandate.

Benjamin Franklin

Spewed by morning brew and hit post before the link....

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201107/gop-candidates-2012-open-letter

Jane

Hey - last call (well maybe second to last call) to join us in Hartford to celebrate a big birthday and dish about the rest of you this Thursday.

That means you Dave!

narciso

Ah Conde Nast, working toward their ever more selective audience, Go Huntsman, sarc.

Atrollpasinthru

Threadkiller @ 11:08 am, that's the first and only rational post of yours that I've ever read here ..., and to think that I had dismissively written you off as just another one of the retards here, of whom I once said that all that you've got working for you in your favor is that you are already so ditzy that, as you grow older and get dementia, nobody will be able to tell.

But then you went and spoiled it by making those true-to-form, more characteristic, bizarre and irrational comments of yours at 11:32 am. I suppose that your meds wore off, or you need to take a laxative, huh?

Neo

When you look at the numbers for polarization, you have to look at the numbers of the parties. As polarization has gotten more extreme, the ranks of independents has swelled.

Danube of Thought

Taitz is a moron. She is also irrelevant to what is really going on in Georgia. While she is pursuing all the cuckoo stuff on the forged birth certificate and strange SS number, the two other guys are having nothing to do with that--they're focused strictly on the legal issue of whether one is a natural born citizen if one parent is an alien at the time of birth.

I believe that Jablonski did at one time argue that there was no jurisdiction--I don't know on what grounds--but having lost that argument, the normal procedural is to take the matter to a higher tribunal.

As to who is going to do anything about it, it seems to me that the State of Georgia has the power to keep his name off the ballot, and is likely to do so if he doesn't act to get this omelet unscrambled. The ball is certainly in his court, so to speak.

Benjamin Franklin

Where is the vaunted TK sense of humor? Orly is erasing your good auspices.

At least look at the post-modern Reagan pic. What the hell. I'll just give you the text you lack the curiosity to read.

Code of Conduct
While there are no official rules of behavior on the campaign trail, over the years some guidelines have been established, and each party has its own list of recommended conduct. Here are some for your side.
Do: Give a biblical justification for all policy positions.
Don't: Talk about being Mormon. Or black.
Do: Talk about having a very distant great-aunt who is Hispanic and who taught you everything you know, but have since forgotten, about speaking Spanish.
Do: Disavow any positions you may have had in the past that were mainstream Republican policies as of ten years ago.
Do: Express your solidarity with the birthers.
Don't: Express your solidarity with the birthers.
Do: Remind the American people that Democrats love the terrorists. Sure, Obama found Bin Laden and then calmly made the decision to have him killed—but he didn't even torture him first!

Good Luck!

daddy

JimmyK,

Re: The Aussie PM.

I just watched a 20 minute recap on Aussie TV of the latest on the attack on the PM. Equipped with your Tim Blair info I now knew that Abbott had been factually misquoted, and that factual misquoting of Abbott's comments had been passed on to the angry Abo's by the PM's Press aide, and that that is what incited the crowd to violence.

But watching the news just now, I never did get the specifics of that message at all. It was all cloaked in "he said/she said" terminology and if I did not know the background via Tim Blair I would still be confused about the incident and who was at fault.

Point I'm making is that their media appears to be as lousy as ours.

They did have a News questioner towards the end pinning down the AG equivalent of Eric Holder, and the AG did allow that opposition Leader Abbott was misquoted by the PM's News Aide, Hodges, but she went masterfully on about nothing to see here, move along folks, no need to have a Fed cop investigation, lets move on to other issues.

No wonder I couldn't figure it out the first time. It was an excellent effort at giving us half the story and hiding from the viewers some fundamental facts.

Thanks all over again.

jimmyk

A mandate is a mandate is a mandate.

I agree, Jane. Especially because Newt reiterated his support for some kind of mandate in May 2011.

Newt and Mitt are both right that there is a "free rider" problem, but it's a problem created by the Federal law that requires treatment of the uninsured, and it's exacerbated by "no pre-existing conditions" regulations. I do think it's fair to ask opponents of the mandate what their solution to the free rider problem is. I think the status quo ante is preferable to Obamacare, and I would undo the Federal law requiring private hospitals to treat the uninsured, other than in life-and-death situations where trying to verify insurance would likely result in death.

Threadkiller

The laxative apparently worked. I see a piece of shit showed up.

rse

narciso-

I do not know what you are seeing further south but the panhandle seemed quite confused on who to support. Tea Party is definitely splintered and I got a recorded phone call inviting me to PC rally for Romney as long as I called a certain number or emailed. The interesting part is it was less than 2 hours before event so I believe the campaign was concerned about visuals.

As I have mentioned before be careful of IA polling on issue of Newt as owner is old friend, colleague, and long time financial patron for Newt.

I just spent the AM reading a report called "Clusters for American Prosperity" that summarizes a 2009 symposium. Just released as a report which is interesting timing in this election year. It says Obama Admin went to an official federal economic devt policy in 2010 budget which I guess gets enacted without Cong approval these days.

The commonly stated objections over govt picking winners and losers is blown off because it's what other countries do.

Mustn't call BO a socialist, why? Because he reconfigures and renames the historical implementation mechanisms?

MarkO

Frankly, I'm just not good at being mandated.

Danube of Thought

His denying any interest in the VP slot is based on the eligibility problem he knows he has, Imo.

He's denying it because it would be unseemly not to do so until the position is offered to him. If it is offered to him I believe he'll accept, and any challenge to his eligibility will go down to defeat.

daddy

Polarized Picture.

Rick Ballard

As polarization has gotten more extreme, the ranks of independents has swelled.

That's an incomplete statement. A more accurate statement, based upon the Ras Partisan Trends, is that the polarization engendered by President Toast has driven away over 20% of the Democrat Party. As a result, while GOP ranks have increased by 8% and Independent ranks have swollen by 25%.



Dec '08 32.80%R, 41.60%D, 25.60%I
Dec '11 35.40%R, 32.70%D, 31.90%I
Change +7.93% -21.39% +24.61%

glasater

Newt is supposedly surging in Florida.

To me this rather shows how effective the TP and Sarah's influence will be in that state.

Jane

I do think it's fair to ask opponents of the mandate what their solution to the free rider problem is.


I once read that a hospital drowning in debt due to the law that you can't turn anyone away (passed before Obamacare) started charging $2.00 to get into the ER. Their traffic dropped dramatically. You cannot discount the amount of people who drop in because their nose is running and they can get a free lunch.

Funny that Anne and featherbot show up at the same time. I wonder if they are married.

Neo

This war between the DC. Branch and the rank-and-file in the Republican Party will drive the ranks of the independents.

Rick Ballard

I'm surprised that TM didn't nail the breathtaking dishonesty involved in Gallup Polling's neglecting to mention that the 80% Democrat approval rating did not reflect the 20% of those claiming Democrat affinity who have fled the party since President Toast's inauguration. Toss them back in and President Toast's approval rating among those who identified themselves as Democrats when they mistakenly voted for him drops to 64%, assuming that he may have played some small part in driving them from the party.

glasater

Newt will make Romney a better candidate

GMAX

Yes I agree with Rick. Indys and a few conservative Ds have become Republicans. Bitter clingers especially. And a lot of folks who used to call themselves Democrats, simply prefer not use such an unpleasant term in public company, you see. And I think that the trend is continuing, not reversing and its likely to mean further gains down ballot in 2012. Whatever will the progs do when they cant dismiss the shellacking as a off year elections?

GMAX

Did Anne manage to get herself banned, and is now showing up incognito?

bgates

the State of Georgia has the power to keep his name off the ballot

That would explain Jablonski's actions. What does Obama lose? Do they think he'd otherwise be competitive in Georgia? On the other hand, what does the first black President gain by making it possible for his media operation to report that the heart of the old Confederacy has decided to resurrect Jim Crow on their ballots? CNN could start a new show, "Disenfranchised in America", and have 30 minutes a day of well-to-do African Americans right in their own Atlanta backyard who were disconsolate that their right to vote for President had been taken away. That program could run every day from now until the election.

Benjamin Franklin

"did not reflect the 20% of those claiming Democrat affinity who have fled the party since President Toast's inauguration. "

The 20% who have 'fled' are closing ranks, just as you guys will shortly be following Romney.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

El Jefe's undistinguished GA attorney is acting as if the fix is in. But Brian Kemp is now Ga's Secretary of State. He is a young and ambitious Republican and is not a lawyer. I get the impression that he won't be rolled. The GA AG is also a politically savvy young Republican who was elected in 2010 having beaten a strong candidate handily. I predict he won't be rolled either.

Danube of Thought

Why did he have Jablonski do anything at all?

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

I fear bgates'[s] analysis may be correct. Jablonski's letter was a double dog dare.

Extraneus

it's a problem created by the Federal law that requires treatment of the uninsured

Bingo, jimmyk. The root cause never gets addressed, though. Wonder why that is.

GMAX

The 20% who have 'fled' are closing ranks

Keep telling yourself that, I am sure its quite comforting, plus the cognitive dissonance in November will be so much more devastating. Its enough to make you molt feathers I tell ya...

jimmyk

Wonder why that is.

Ext, because the Dems would have the equivalent of "throw granny off the cliff" ads showing hospitals pushing someone on a stretcher back into an ambulance. As Jane pointed out, a big chunk of the problem is people taking advantage of the law to get free medical care for non-emergencies.

Just as we have SS because it's hard to say we'll just let people starve if they don't save for old age, it's also hard to say that we'll let people die who don't have insurance. But we can limit it to life-and-death situations, and not impose requirements on private hospitals, and we'd go a long way toward eliminating the problem.

Ignatz

This thread is sorely lacking in visual aids, especially regarding underwear and tennis players.

Clarice

That's my impression, too, bgates..the pres figured he had nothing to lose .

Sara

January 30, 2012 - Romney Romps To 14-Point Lead In Florida GOP Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

In today's survey, self-described conservatives go to Romney 40 - 31 percent. He gets 38 percent of white evangelical Christians to Gingrich's 33 percent and wins 40 percent of Tea Party members to Gingrich's 35 percent.

[...]

Romney gets a 64 - 25 percent favorability rating from likely primary voters, compared to 61 - 28 percent Friday. Gingrich has 51 - 42 percent favorability, compared to 50 - 28 percent Friday. Santorum is at 58 - 16 percent favorable, with a negative 35 - 45 percent for Paul.

Rick Ballard

Closing Ranks
Rasmussen Partisan Trends


2011 Dem
Jan 35.00%
Feb 34.30%
Mar 35.30%
Apr 33.50%
May 34.00%
June 34.70%
July 34.80%
Aug 33.50%
Sept 33.70%
Oct 33.10%
Nov 34.90%
Dec 32.70%

One notes that closing ranks becomes easier as the number of individuals comprising the entire formation diminishes. Far fewer individuals need to shuffle over and close gaps to maintain uniformity when 100 have been reduced to 80.

Would "double decimation" work better than "quintization" when referring to President Toast's effect upon Democrat platoons squads?

GMAX

Yes when they can all meet inside a phone booth with room to spare, they will have closed ranks 100%!!!! LOL

Extraneus

Just as we have SS because it's hard to say we'll just let people starve if they don't save for old age, it's also hard to say that we'll let people die who don't have insurance.

Thus, a country of limited government and free people cannot exist.

Personally, I would have no problem letting able-bodied people suffer the consequences of their behavior. What better motivator could their be?

Benjamin Franklin

Nothing provocative, but a picture, nevertheless.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-cyclone-iggy-hovers-o/60905

Keep us apprised of Mrs. Iggy's progress.

Threadkiller

"I assume this guy Jablonski is a DoJ lawyer--right?

I can't imagine what he was thinking."

Posted by: Danube of Thought | January 26, 2012 at 08:48 PM

"I assume it is another "poor little Barry" setup. In Georgia no less. Where is Gingrich from?"

Posted by: Threadkiller | January 26, 2012 at 09:27 PM

But it does sound better coming from bgates. ;-)

Captain Hate

That's my impression, too, bgates..the pres figured he had nothing to lose .

Yes, plus if there's something El JEFe is really good at, it's doing nothing.

Clarice

Looks like the margins in Fla are tightening considerably..

bgates

ask opponents of the mandate what their solution to the free rider problem is

Here's a broader answer that occurred to me as I considered this question:

First, it doesn't make any more sense for hospitals to be ordered to provide free care than it does for grocery stores to be ordered to provide free food. If medical care is to be provided as part of a state safety net, let the state budget for it. Then the state doesn't get to hide the cost of its "largesse" by having hospitals pass on the cost of treating the uninsured to patients with deeper pockets.

Second, having the state pay your medical bills should be more like a loan than a gift. Anybody whose medical bills get paid by the state should have to pay the state back. (That's another advantage of making the state rather than the hospital provide the money up front: it's harder to run away from the state.) You have a job and the state pays your medical bills? Now your tax bill is higher. You have welfare and the state pays your medical bills? Now your benefits are lower - because you just got a large lump sum benefit payment to save your life.

Third, after we make it clear that government is the only institution that is responsible for mandated charity, let's see exactly where that money goes. In fact, let's see exactly where all the money goes. I'm talking about a searchable database detailing every dollar any level of government spends on each specific individual - how much, what for, and whether it should be paid back. I don't think there's any Constitutional privacy right attached to welfare benefits, and I don't think many people will mind reading about 7- and 8-figure medical bills racked up by a tiny number of unfortunates with horrible chronic diseases. On the other hand, if the bulk of public medical spending goes towards a larger number of people with upset stomachs and head colds, maybe the public would feel differently. Right now I don't think anyone knows where all this money is being spent. Let's find out.

Ignatz

--Nothing provocative, but a picture, nevertheless.--

Heh. I always wanted to visit Australia.

jimmyk

Love it, bgates. That's what I had in mind when I said private hospitals shouldn't be required to do anything. Most will treat genuine life-and-death emergencies anyway, and that's a small part of the problem.

Thus, a country of limited government and free people cannot exist.

Well, we can get a lot closer to it than we are. See bgates at 1:16.

matt

I wonder if Princess Shopping Cart bought the paddle or the riding cop for Bammers? LUN.

I really just can't see her physique in Agent Provocateur. Nasty......

For her to even be seen at an AP store is just one more indication of her Marie Antoinette streak. Maybe she can get up on stage at the Super Bowl with Madonna and vogue while she's at it.

bgates

Why did he have Jablonski do anything at all?

Could be he wanted to be able to say "we presented the same legal justification that got me on all 57 ballots last time". Could be he originally just wanted to quash the affront to his dignity and the idea to use this to polarize the country to his benefit came late. Could be something else.

Atrollpasinthru

Hey Clarice,

Have you noticed that Tea Partiers are calling your boy, Rino Congressman West, a "traitor" because, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and aqainst stringent objections from real Republicans, your boy voted to increase the debt limit ceiling (again)?

But don't take my word for it. Google it.

Have you noticed, also, that when he isn't voting with Democrats, he is conspicuously absent from roll call votes for significant Republican sponsored legislation, nearly two dozen of those roll call votes so far?

You can Google that, too, if you're so inclined.

Ranger

Personally, I would have no problem letting able-bodied people suffer the consequences of their behavior.

The problem, of course, is what to do about the non-able-bodied.

Individual mandates for health insurance, social insurance, and retirement savings were conservative, market oriented ideas to allow for the dismantling of the welfare state.

Jane

Personally, I would have no problem letting able-bodied people suffer the consequences of their behavior. What better motivator could their be?

I grew up that way. I mean, I was always told that if I did it (whatever "it" was) no one would bail me out. (And I have no doubt that was true.)

So I didn't do it. Easy peasy

jimmyk

Individual mandates for health insurance, social insurance, and retirement savings were conservative, market oriented ideas to allow for the dismantling of the welfare state.

Until conservatives discovered that they would just be added to the welfare state.

Old Lurker

bgates for President.

sbw

Trolls that pass through are only slightly less civil than those who do.

I consider it my civic duty to update my Narcisolator on a regular basis.

Threadkiller

I am sure this will go unreported as well:

" With another election looming, the time to act is now. So yesterday Liberty Legal Foundation joined with Presidential candidate John Albert Dummett Jr. to file two simultaneous class action lawsuits against the Democratic Party. Both lawsuits request injunctions prohibiting the Party from certifying that Obama is Constitutionally qualified to run for the office of President in the 2012 election. Without such a certification from the Party, Obama will not appear on any ballot in the 2012 general election.

Neither lawsuit discuss Obama’s place of birth or his birth certificate. These issues are completely irrelevant to the argument. LLF’s lawsuit simply points out that the Supreme Court has defined “natural-born citizen” as a person born to two parents who were both U.S. citizens at the time of the natural-born citizen’s birth. Obama’s father was never a U.S. citizen. Therefore, Obama can never be a natural-born citizen. His place of birth is irrelevant.

No lawsuit to date has been able to get a hearing on the merits related to Obama’s natural-born status. LLF has studied all of these cases in order to learn from the rulings and avoid the pitfalls that stopped those lawsuits. LLF has learned that all states rely upon the truthfulness of representations made by the political parties, that their candidates are qualified to hold the federal office for which they are nominated. By naming the National Democratic Party as the defendant LLF not only targets the entity responsible for vetting the Democratic candidate, LLF also avoids taking on any state or federal government. The Democratic Party is a private entity, without any government immunities or government procedural advantages."

http://libertylegalfoundation.org/1214/liberty-legal-sues-the-democratic-party/

Benjamin Franklin

"Personally, I would have no problem letting able-bodied people suffer the consequences of their behavior."

Every man for himself...(woman, and child)

Captain Hate

For her to even be seen at an AP store is just one more indication of her Marie Antoinette streak

Like a number of historical figures, Marie Antoinette was a much nicer person than she was regarded at the time, which was based on a disinformation program, either deliberately and/or ill informed, by the pamphleteers. Worf, on the other hand.....

Danube of Thought

we have been "allowing" people to die since the dawn of time. Exactly when did it become our collective responsibility to keep them alive?

Janet

..the pres figured he had nothing to lose .

Like illegal immigrants, or Rangel not paying his taxes, or fraudulent claims in the Pigford settlement, or PP not reporting pregnant minors, or etc.

Ranger

Until conservatives discovered that they would just be added to the welfare state.

Posted by: jimmyk | January 30, 2012 at 01:31 PM

Yes, exactly. Obamacare is the worst of both world: A massive medical welfare machine, with an individual mandate.

bio mom

No real Newt surge in Florida. Mitt's advantage average went UP today in the RCP averages. Just those two polls +5 and +7 were swamped by 3 others +15 Quinnipiac), + 15 Survey USA, and a wopping +21 WAA released today.

The so-called "surge" for Gigrich came from none other than....Newt Gingrich.

Danube of Thought

"Individual mandates for health insurance, social insurance, and retirement savings were conservative, market oriented ideas to allow for the dismantling of the welfare state."

I don't think I understand that, Ranger. Would you elaborate?

matt

she was very nice for an Austrian archprincess living in a feudal society.

Ranger

Right now I don't think anyone knows where all this money is being spent.

That's because a huge amount of the money goes to fraud, and if people realized how fraud riddled and incompetant/corrupt the welfare welfare machine is people would be outraged (and take that outrage out at the ballot box).

jimmyk

when did it become our collective responsibility to keep them alive?

It didn't, but even if we decide to assume such a responsibility, we don't have to therefore provide free medical care for runny noses.

Benjamin Franklin

" Exactly when did it become our collective responsibility to keep them alive?"

A Hobbesian perspective, and I doubt his contemporaries ever considered the concept 'Noblesse Oblige'.

Frau Vorhaut

You want visuals? You may get more than you wished for:

Bella Pelosi made hers from donkey foreskins.

Captain Hate

she was very nice for an Austrian archprincess living in a feudal society.

Well yes; those were the cards she was dealt and the Austrian part is what drove the mistrust.

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